Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
New Beginnings Care - Midway, GA

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General Purpose:
Under direct supervision of a registered Occupational Therapist provides and/or assists in the provision of rehabilitative and developmental therapy and support services for residents. Facilitates the learning of skills and functions essential to regaining physical or mental capabilities or successfully adjusting to physical and/or mental disabilities.

Essential Job Functions:
This facility expects their associates to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other associates and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:

Assist in planning, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs under the direct guidance of a registered Occupational Therapist.
Treats and/or assists in treatment, advisement, and education of patients and families as appropriate to specific physical, mental, and/or developmental disabilities.
Fabricates and fits splints, braces, and other adaptive devices and trains patients on use, according to therapy program.
Monitors patient progress throughout treatment; prepares and maintains records and reports as appropriate, ensuring adherence to procedural safeguards and confidentiality requirements.
Assists as directed in the training of health care providers in the execution of occupational therapy procedures and techniques.
Requisitions supplies and equipment; cleans and repairs tools and equipment as required.
Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.
Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree in Occupational Therapy. Minimum of 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Certification as Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Organized and detailed in work performance.
Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
Comply with the Residents Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.
Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.

New Beginnings Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate on the basis of age (as defined by applicable law), religion, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that all selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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